London, Oct 8: Changing someone’s status on Facebook and sending a fake text from a friend’s mobile have emerged as Britain’s top favourite practical jokes, a survey has claimed.
Half of the jokes carried out by 18 to 24-year-olds are shared online and about 40 percent of those polled, said that they were likely to “prank” a friend with the aid of technology rather than with traditional jokes, the survey found.
Jumping out at someone was number one on the top 10 joke list and next was making prank phone calls.
They were followed by 67 percent of 18 to 24-year olds admitting their Facebook status had been changed, the Daily Express reported.
Sending fake texts from someone’s phone came fourth, followed by “photobombing”, or jumping into someone’s photograph as it is being taken.
Men carried out the most pranks at 74 percent compared to 61 percent of women.
Around 2,000 people were questioned for the survey for confectioners Maynards. (ANI)